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Family Fun Days, Hot Happenings, News & More in April 26th's Newsletter!

Find out he best fun happening this weekend that you and your family can enjoy - we've got the scoop in this week's newsletter!

 





This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
April 26t
h, 2013
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Email us at
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and we'll be sure to get back to you.
 
Perfecto Mundo
Join Perfecto Mundo for Long Island Restaurant Week, happening April 28th - May 5th!

Enjoy a fabulous three course prix fixe menu for $27.95 per person. Must be seated by 7PM on Saturday, May 4th.

To celebrate Restaurant Week, Perfecto Mundo has created a special menu featuring some of their most popular dishes - you won't want to miss this great combination of amazing food and a spectacular deal!

For more info &  menu,
please visit their website
or call 631-864-2777.
Dear Long Islander,

Across the Island, there's one thing locals can agree about: after a week filled with weather ups and downs, it's finally beginning to feel like Spring - and this weekend will bring the best yet, with temperatures in the mid-sixties - perfect for an afternoon hike, or day out with the family. This weekend is packed with great events for the whole family, too, with kid-friendly events happening in both Nassau and Suffolk. Not sure what to do this weekend? Not to worry - we've got you covered with the best happenings for this weekend, no matter where you are.
Huntington YMCA Invites You to Get A Jump on Summer!
Come Join YMCA's National Healthy Kids Program This Weekend
April 27th is YMCA National Healthy Kids at the Huntington YMCA. This free event, 1pm to 4pm, encourages kids to get moving and learning, and families to live healthier: Fun Run, Family Zumba and Swim, Sports, health and safety information, yoga, bounce house and crafts. Y Summer Camp is a great place for parents to find what their kids need to grow and achieve all summer long. Camp Directors will be available to answer all your questions. The Huntington Y is located at 60 Main Street in  Huntington.  Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-421-4242 ext. 142.
Hot Off the Presses
The Nassau Coliseum: With the Departure of the Isles, What's Next?
What Will Happen to the Coliseum When the Islanders Leave?
With the Islanders scheduled to head off to the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2015, four developers will be presenting their projects next week to vie for the chance to remodel the Nassau Coliseum. The bidders include Bruce Ratner, who built the Barclays Center; the Madison Square Garden Company, which owns the Garden, the Knicks, and the Rangers; Ed Blumenfield, President and Founder of Blumenfield Development Group of Syosset; and Bernard Shereck, CEO of New York Sports & Entertainment. Each will present their respective plans to the Business Advisory Council, which consists of 17 private-sector business executives put together by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in 2010 to promote local investment.  The council will then provide Mangano with input on the bidders’ plans after reviewing the presentations.
Local Headlines
State Refuses to Transfer Former Psych Center Land to Kings Park
Governor Cuomo Seeks to All but Replace LIPA with PSEG
Former Long Islander, Friend of Tsarnaev Family, Questioned by FBI
Thousands of Locals Head to Nassau Coliseum for XFactor Auditions
This Week's Local News Brought to You By:
The Dinghy Shop Hosts Kayak Test Drive Weekend
Head Down Saturday & Sunday Between 9AM & 5PM
You won't want to miss the Kayak Test Drive Weekend at the Dinghy Shop in Amityville. They will have FREE on water demos all weekend long in kayaks ranging from 8ft sit on tops all the way to 17ft Carbon Kevlar touring kayaks. There will be about 60 different kayaks for you to try out on the beach, try them all and pick your favorites for 2013. Reps will be on hand from a number of kayak companies such as Wilderness Systems, Perception, Current Designs, Impex, Native Watercraft, Hurricane, and Dagger. Don’t forget to head upstairs and check out the paddlesports gear as well from companies such as Werner, Kokatat, Stholquist, Astral, Immersion Research, Gill, Mitchell, Thule and many many more. This is the perfect way for you to try out all the kayaks and gear you’ve always wanted, and it’s free, all weekend long. Remember to bring something you can get wet in!
For more information,
please visit their website, or call 631-264-0005.
 
This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
New York Lizards 2013 Family Fun Day
Bring the whole family out to welcome the New York Lizards for their first Home Game of 2013! Start off this season in our Fan Zone where entertainment specialists NY PARTY WORKS will bring your family to the top of the line in entertainment! Enjoy a variety of rides, the Lizards Fastest Shot Contest, accuracy shot stations and much more! Gates open at 12:00 Noon, the game against the Boston Cannons will begin at 3:30 PM. Tickets start out at $15.

Comedy Fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation
If you’re looking for some laughs this weekend, then come on down to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, this Friday, April 26th, for their Comedy Fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation! Featuring the comedy of Tim Dillon, Greg Rahner, Brian Cutaia, and Scott Paparcuri, this will be a night you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Reservations are required and the show begins at 8PM!

The 2nd Annual Great North Fork Waiter Race
Come and cheer on your favorite server as they race each other in The 2nd Annual Great North Fork Waiter Race! Taking place on Saturday, April 27th, at 10AM participants will carry a tray and one stemmed wine glass provided by their employers as they race from The Opportunity Shop to The Market! Half the money raised will go to Eastern Long Island Hospital's Health and Wellness Program, the other half will be awarded to the winner of the race! Entry fee is $50 to participate.

Arbor Day Family Festival
If you’re looking for some good family fun this weekend then head down to Planting Fields Arboretum for their Annual Arbor Day Festival! Happening on April 27-28th from 10AM-5PM, this year’s festival will include exciting canine comedy performances by Mutts Gone Nuts, a kids tree climb by Wonderland Tree Care, face painting, petting zoo, plant clinics, and more! Cost is $20 per carload and all activities are free!

 

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The All Kids Fair Brings Family Fun to Long Island This Weekend!
Don't Miss this Family Fun Event Happening Sunday, April 28th 10AM - 4:30PM!
This Sunday, come out to the All Kids Fair at the Melville Marriott, where you and your family can enjoy many free activities, such as cookie decorating, face painting, balloon animals, health screenings, breastfeeding support, food samples, and even mini-massages for adults! Free babysitting with admission. 80+ exhibitors will offer information about nutrition, after school activities, special needs, camps, financial services, health and wellness, non-profits, birthday party ideas, and tutoring.  24 interesting and fun classes: Potty Training, Traveling with Kids, Reading Comprehension, College Funding, Sports, Music, Martial Arts, Archery and more.  Tickets are $5, and admission for kids 2 and under is free!
For more information,
please visit their website, or call 516-621-1446.
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The LongIsland.com Team

 

 

 

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